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12-16-2003, 05:36 AM
Here are some shots of a gun I just made. 62" of freeshafting fun. Made of laminated mahagony
12-16-2003, 05:37 AM
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12-16-2003, 08:47 AM
Nice!!! Nice work.
12-16-2003, 08:53 AM
I am eternally envious of those who can work with wood like that. One day I plan to make an attempt myself. Pretty work.
12-16-2003, 08:57 AM
Gorgeous. Why did you choose mahogany over teak? Just curiuos, I have a home-made teak gun 59". It's old and I was thinking of making another body for it.
12-16-2003, 11:27 AM
nice...do you have a close up of the muzzle..i like the design, is it like the commerical...
12-16-2003, 04:30 PM
I choose mohagony because it is much cheaper for me. And since I am still experimenting price is important. The muzzle is like the commercial in the fact that it can be loaded from the back.
12-16-2003, 06:20 PM
Beautiful gun. How is the weight with two extra shafts?
12-16-2003, 06:53 PM
Great looking gun !
12-16-2003, 06:57 PM
12-16-2003, 07:22 PM
Glad you did all that fine work now send it to me and I'l test it for you !
PS Put some bands on it will ya.:D
12-16-2003, 07:41 PM
Are you taking orders yet?
Sweeeet looking gun:cool:
12-16-2003, 09:29 PM
It is just negative with two shafts and positive with one. There is more wood in this gun for extra bouyancy. The extra mass also makes it shoot very smooth with less recoil.
Nice work...my new favorite gun. Will Trade you for my 48" rhino if you want! ;)
12-18-2003, 03:10 AM
Beautiful work....What are those spare shaft holders made of?
12-18-2003, 02:26 PM
i can vouch for these guns, they are phenominal in workmanship. the laminating is unreal.
if i didn't already owe him a gun (lost one of his when i narc'd at 120 iin current) i would be giveing him money for one of my own.
now for the tease...
that fancy smancy gun didn't help you last weekend...:D
who got all the grouper? huh huh...
sorry had to...i'm so proud of myself it's scarey.
12-18-2003, 06:20 PM
The gun looks awesome. I have one concern about that muzzle, though. How does it hold up over time? I'd be concerned about a shaft getting caught cockeyed in there, banging against something and snapping the top part off, with no easy fix since it's a single piece with the rest of the gun.
Don't get me wrong. It looks pretty sweet, that's just the one question I had.
12-18-2003, 07:14 PM
It's no harder to fix than any other broken peice; if you know how. The main stock of the gun and the muzzle are actually two peices. With the barrel of the gun needing to be machined first and the muzzle epoxied on later. As far as I can tell there is no or very little wear on this part of the gun. Maybe a wishbone banging into it. We shall see how it holds up over time.
Wabstyle.....the shaft holders are made out of Delrin plastic and are availible from Spearfishing Specialities P.O. Box 40464 St. Petersburg FL 33743 Ask for Kevin. They are friction fit and so much better than the screw kind.
12-18-2003, 07:31 PM
Nice lookin gun Key! The only problem you may see with a wood muzzle is the back side of the hole getting "chipped out" by the line stops on the shafts, assuming you are lineshafting with it. If you are only freeshafting the gun, chip out should not be an issue.
We tested many types of plastics over the years while developing the Commercial muzzle. We found that some were too hard (chipped or cracked easily) while others were too soft (would not hold shape). We also found that certain plastics put significantly less drag on the shaft than other types. There is definitely a trial and error process you must go through until you perfect any new design. Keep us informed on the performance of the muzzle over the next year or so.
12-18-2003, 08:16 PM
maybe you could start being a independent contractor for Kevin and produce new prototype models. you'll of course need a test pilot to see if those turkeys fly!
from the sea
01-02-2004, 03:27 PM
i will test them for you...........that is one of the best looking guns i have seen............real nice:) :D
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